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Mack042MMack042 Posts: 2
edited 10/03/2014 - 8:34 PM in New Member Introductions
Hello. I am a 42-year-old female. My back pain came on quickly and never went away. It's been two years with the back pain. I did see a rheumatologist. And I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and 80% of my body. My back, knees, feet, hands, neck, hips. But I have pain everywhere. I had muscle pains not just joint pains. My doctor then diagnosed me with fibromyalgia with depression. No medications were working for me at all. Two months ago I moved and had to get a new doctor. He did a complete physical and ran a lot of tests. We have now discovered that I have gallbladder disease, Long granulomas, sleep apnea, Ménière's disease and deteriorating discs in my back. I have high anxiety and low blood pressure. My blood count is too high.
I don't know what happened to me.
I had feet surgery when I was just a teenager. I had bunions screwed in and filed. I had carpel tunnel surgery seven or eight years ago.
I am on antidepressants. Vertigo medications. Anxiety medication. And pain medication. Nothing takes the back pain away. I am waiting to hear from a rheumatologist, gastrologist, pain specialist and a lung specialist.
I worked in a factory for many years. I have four kids. I have been married for 24 years.
I am sad a lot. And I always feel bad for looking the way I do with my family. Every two minutes my brain thinks about pain. I have a great family and a lot of friends with great support. But I thought if I could get support online for the late nights when I can't sleep maybe that would be less complaining my family would have to hear.
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